Botswana threatens to send 20,000 elephants to Germany in trophy hunting row

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President Mokgweetsi Masisi voices anger over Berlin’s opposition to the import of trophies over poaching concerns

Botswana’s president has threatened to send 20,000 elephants to Germany amid a dispute over the import of hunting trophies.

Earlier this year Germany’s environment ministry raised the possibility of stricter limits on the import of hunting trophies over poaching concerns. But a ban on the import of hunting trophies would only impoverish Botswanans, Mokgweetsi Masisi told German daily Bild.

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